Jesus Against the Pharisees
Part 2

AndersFalse Prophets

Now we come to John’s records of these events. At the end of this post we will write of a further KEY to understand the Isaiah Story. The Scriptures Continued 13 And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, 14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; 16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s … Read More

Jesus Against the Pharisees
Part 1

AndersFalse Prophets

In His humility and graciousness, Jesus pointed us to Isaiah; but can there be a greater example of standing against unrighteous dominion than that of Jesus standing against the Pharisees? The Savior is of course the preeminent type and shadow of the coming Servant, both of whom are instances of God coming down as a son in flesh (Mosiah 15:1-5). We’ve written much about God coming down to earth in flesh in the Topic of “The Father’s Work.” In this paper we want to examine Jesus’ personal confrontations with the ruling leadership among the Jews of his time, because it will give us a window into the confrontations the Servant will have with the leadership … Read More

The Strong Delusion Part 1

AndersStrong Delusion

Whereas our searching began by looking into scripture seeking the mysteries of godliness which turned out to be an integral part of the mysteries of The Great and Marvelous work (GMW), we never expected at the outset to discover we had been living a lie all of our lives which was a portion of Paul’s “strong delusion” prophecy. 1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no … Read More

I Will be in Your Midst

AndersGod in our midst

Why are we going to such lengths to expand upon the themes introduced with our post on Jacob 5 that God is coming down into the world to labor among men? There are several reasons that could be offered, two of which include learning to read the scriptures for what they really say without the intrusions of the traditions of men, and to give people hope in something real and substantial, in contrast to what the Christian and Mormon worlds have offered their adherents regarding the return of God to this world. The Mormons laid hold of a few verses of scripture about God coming in clouds of glory, not understanding the context of those … Read More

The Holy One of Israel in The Book of Mormon

AndersHoly One of Israel, Nature of God, One God

We come now to the Book of Mormon prophets Nephi and Jacob who wrote extensively about this Holy One of Israel in their prophetic writings. They share much in common with the writings of Isaiah, because they are students of the great prophet of the GMW, and they shed tremendous light on the Isaiah Story. They also shared something else profound with Isaiah: 2 And now I, Nephi, write more of the words of Isaiah, for my soul delighteth in his words. For I will liken his words unto my people, and I will send them forth unto all my children, for he verily saw my Redeemer, even as I have seen him. 3 And my brother, … Read More

The Holy One of Israel – A Beginning

AndersHoly One of Israel, Nature of God, One God

Having laid the groundwork regarding the One God in the prior posts, we can begin to understand this God more fully from within the Holy Scriptures and the writings of the prophets who KNEW this God they called “The Holy One of Israel.” It’s critical that we lay aside our misunderstandings about the nature of God given to us in the strong delusion and by the false precepts of men, and rediscover the One God of holy writ so that we may come to know His works! The prophetic writers of The Word, left us a wealth of information about the One God, and throughout the posts on this blog we’ve touched upon these matters … Read More

Eternal Lives in the Bible

AndersEternal Lives

This might be one of the most difficult mysteries of all for occidental peoples and especially Christians to comprehend. It seems so foreign to our central traditions about salvation and the work of God among men. But the scriptures have tipped their hand in this regard and have revealed a surprising and wondrous doctrine which was known among the writers of the sacred texts we call the Holy Scriptures. As we diligently searched deeper into the words of the prophets round after round, these mysteries surfaced all over the place. And they are a central feature of The Great and Marvelous Work (GMW). As it turns out the scriptures have clearly painted a mosaic of … Read More